Phoneme Practice Postcards
As they learn to read, first graders spend a lot of time learning spelling patterns. These patterns can get complicated, and with so much new stuff coming their way, it's always helpful to get to know a few "tricks of the trade."
Let your child get some spelling practice in while creating a wacky postcard in this activity that has him using five different vowel "phonemes," or vowel sound patterns, that appear often in the English language. Word banks and example cards are provided below to give an idea of how the phoneme/vowel blend will translate to sentences for the postcard stories.